Play, Print, and Edit Features
Overview: The Samsung NX10 digital camera gives you all of
the convenience of a lightweight point-and-shoot camera with the performance and
quality of a DSLR. The NX10 comes with an 18-55mm lens, with optional 30mm and
50-200mm lenses available. Because it was designed without a mirror box, the
NX10 is compact and lightweight. You can shoot up to 14MP still images, as well
as HD video.
3" AMOLED Monitor: The NX10 features a 3.0" color
AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display with VGA resolution and 614,000 pixels. The AMOLED monitor gives
you a clear view of your subject and recorded images, even in bright sunlight.
The display has a 1000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a response rate that is
3000 times faster than an LCD. The monitor has a field of view of approximately
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF): In addition to the 3.0" AMOLED
monitor, the NX10 has an electronic viewfinder with VGA resolution and 921,000
dots. The viewfinder has a field of view of approximately 100%. A diopter
adjustment lets you focus the image on the viewfinder to your eyesight. The
camera has a proximity sensor that automatically switches the monitor image to
the viewfinder as you bring the camera up to your face.
Recording Media: The Samsung NX10 digital camera can record still images
and video onto SD Memory Cards (up to 4 GB) or SDHC Memory Cards (up to 8 GB).
The camera has no internal built-in memory.
Image Sensor: The Samsung NX10 digital camera is equipped with a
23.4 x 15.6mm APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 15.1
mega-pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 14.6 mega-pixels for
high-quality still images and video. The built-in Image Sensor Cleaning System
removes harmful dust particles from the sensor by vibrating 60,000 times per
second. The sensor cleaning procedure can be performed when selected in the
menu, or set to automatically operate whenever the camera is powered on.
Image Recording Format: The digital camera records still
images in JPEG and RAW formats. Uncompressed RAW images are saved without loss
of data, with the photo size set to 14M (4592 x 3056). The Samsung RAW Converter
software, found on the supplied CD-ROM, is required to save the raw data as a
JPEG or TIFF image file. High-definition and standard-definition movie clips with
audio (monaural) are recorded in H.264 (MPEG4.AVC).
Image Size: The camera can record JPEG still images in a 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio with three compression ratio settings (Super
Fine, Fine, and Normal). RAW format photos are captured alone, or along with a
JPEG image in one of the above compression ratio settings. Movie clips can be recorded in standard-definition
with a 4:3 aspect ratio, or
high-definition with a 16:9 aspect ratio at 30 frames per second. You can choose
between HQ and Normal image quality.
Image capacity (1 GB SD Memory Card):
|Size ||SuperFine ||Fine ||Normal ||RAW ||RAW + SuperFine ||RAW + Fine ||RAW + Normal |
|14M (3:2) |
4592 x 3056
|142 ||278 ||408 ||35 ||28 ||31 ||32 |
|10M (3:2) |
3872 x 2592
|197 ||382 ||724 ||--- ||32 ||34 ||36 |
|6M (3:2) |
3008 x 2000
|322 ||615 ||1128 ||--- ||36 ||38 ||39 |
|2M (3:2) |
1920 x 1280
|738 ||1334 ||2238 ||--- ||41 ||42 ||43 |
|12M (16:9) |
4592 x 2584
|168 ||328 ||630 ||--- ||30 ||33 ||35 |
|8M (16:9) |
3872 x 2176
|234 ||454 ||860 ||--- ||34 ||36 ||37 |
|5M (16:9) |
3008 x 1688
|381 ||727 ||1334 ||--- ||38 ||39 ||40 |
|2M (16:9) |
1920 x 1080
|872 ||1573 ||2638 ||--- ||42 ||43 ||43 |
|Movie Size Options |
|Movie Size ||HQ ||Normal |
|1280 x 720 |
|15 min ||22 min |
|640 x 480 |
|44 min ||66 min |
|320 x 480 |
|145 min ||210 min |
OIS (Optical Image Stabilization): Optical image stabilization reduces the
effect of camera shake and help you get a well-exposed image in dim
conditions. OIS can only be used when a lens with the OIS function is
attached to the camera. (The supplied 18-55mm lens has a switch for activating
and deactivating OIS.) You can choose between two modes of Optical Image
Stabilization: Mode 1--applied only when shutter release is pressed fully or
halfway, Mode 2--applied at all times.
Focus Area: You can select
your preferred auto focus area:
- Selection AF: focuses on the area you select
- Multi AF: focuses on one or more of the
15 AF points (normal) or 35 AF points (closeup)
- Face Detection AF: focuses on up to 10 faces to set the
- Self-Portrait AF: the focal distance is fixed to make a
close-up shot possible
Focus Lock: Use the camera's focus lock function to focus on a subject
not positioned in the center of the picture.
Drive Modes: The camera offers several drive modes to suit your shooting
- Single: Takes a single photo.
- Continuous: Images will be taken continuously,
at about 3 shots per second, until the
shutter button is released or the memory is full.
- Burst: Camera rapidly takes up to
a maximum of 30 photos with a single press of the shutter button. The image
size and quality is fixed to 1472 x 976.
- Timer: The timer function takes a picture after a
preset delay. You can choose between 2 and 30 seconds in 1 second
- Auto Exposure Bracketing: Takes three pictures in a series
in different exposures: normal exposure, under exposure,
and over exposure.
- White Balance Bracketing: Takes three pictures in a series with
different white balance settings. You can set the interval of the white
balance value from six choices.
- Picture Wizard Bracketing: Takes three pictures in a series with
three different Picture Wizard selections, chosen from the following:
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, or Classic.
Recording Mode: The Samsung NX10 digital camera offers
various recording modes to match your shooting preference. Using the top-mounted
Mode Dial, you can choose from the following:
- Smart Auto Mode: The camera automatically chooses the
appropriate camera settings based on a detected type of scene. It will
automatically select one of 16 scene modes which best suits the environment you are shooting
- Program Mode: Select this mode to manually configure all functions
of the camera, except the aperture value and shutter speed. The Program
Shift function allows you to change the shutter speed and aperture settings
while maintaining the same brightness.
- A-S-M: You can choose Aperture Priority, Shutter
Priority, or Manual Exposure.
- Night-Portrait-Landscape: The camera automatically sets
the optimum exposure value for taking photos in a dark environment, or for
taking portrait or landscape shots.
- Scene Modes: The NX10's various scenes modes automatically
configures the camera's optimal settings for a variety of shooting
- Beauty Shot: takes a photo of a person with two
options to hide facial imperfections: Face Tone (levels 1-3) and Face
Retouch (levels 1-3)
- Children: to take a picture of fast moving objects
- Close Up: close-up shooting for small objects such as plants
- Text: use this mode to shoot a document
- Sunset: for taking pictures of sunsets
- Dawn: daybreak scenes
- Backlight: portrait without shadows caused by backlight
- Fireworks: firework scenes
- Beach&Snow: for ocean, lake, beach, and snow scenes
- Movie Mode: A movie clip can be recorded (with or
without sound) in High Definition or Standard Definition. You can select
Program or Aperture Priority, and the type of fader you wish to use.
Exposure Compensation: You can adjust the exposure lighter
or darker compared to the camera's auto-exposure setting. You can adjust the exposure value
from +3.0EV to -3.0EV in steps of 1/3EV or 1/2 EV.
Metering Mode: The camera gives you three options for
measuring the brightness of the scene:
- Multi: Exposure will be calculated based on an average of the
available light in the image area. This is suitable for general use.
- Spot: Only the rectangular area in the center of the LCD monitor
will be metered for light. This is suitable when the subject in the center
is exposed correctly, regardless of the back lighting.
- Center Weighted: Exposure will be calculated based on an average
of the available light in the image area. However, the calculation will be
biased towards the center of the image area. This is suitable for taking a
picture of small objects like a flower or insects.
Pop-up Flash: The Samsung NX10 features a built-in pop-up
flash, which can be opened manually with the flash button. You can adjust the amount of flash (+/-2.0EV, 1/2 EV steps) to avoid overexposure or
underexposure. You can choose from
the following flash modes:
- Smart Flash: The amount of flash light is adjusted
automatically according to the exposure.
- Auto Flash: The flash operates automatically when the
scene is dark.
- Auto w/Red-Eye Reduction: The
flash work automatically with
a pre-flash to reduce the red-eye effect.
- Fill In Flash: The flash fires regardless of the available light.
The intensity of the flash will be automatically controlled.
- Fill In w/Red-Eye Reduction: The
flash fires regardless of the available light with
a pre-flash to reduce the red-eye effect.
- 1st Curtain: The flash fires immediately after the
opening of the shutter to express clearly the front part of the action and
blur later action.
- 2nd Curtain: The flash fires just before the closing of
the shutter to express clearly the latter part of the action and blur the
- Flash Off: The flash does not fire.
External Flash: The NX has a top-mounted hot shoe for
attaching an external flash unit, such as the Samsung SEF 20A or SEF 42A. The A-TTL
Auto Flash mode can be used when an external flash is attached.
White Balance: The white balance control allows you to
adjust the colors to appear more natural. The camera has ten white balance
- Auto WB: The camera automatically selects the appropriate white
balance settings, depending on the prevailing lighting conditions.
- Daylight: For taking images outside on a clear day
- Cloudy: For taking images under a cloudy and overcast sky,
or in shadows.
- Fluorescent White: Daylight, fluorescent lamp, suitable
especially for the white fluorescent light (color temp 4200K)
- Fluorescent NW: Daylight, fluorescent lamp, suitable
especially for daylight-like fluorescent light (color temp 5000K)
- Tungsten: For shooting under halogen lamp and
- Flash WB: suitable when using the built-in flash
- Custom Set: allows you to set the white balance by
measuring the light source directly
- Color Temp: allows you to set the white balance by adjusting the
color temperature (between 2000K--candle light and 10000K--clear sky)
ISO Sensitivity: The speed or specific light-sensitivity of
a camera is rated by ISO numbers. A higher ISO setting allows for faster shutter
speed, so you can take photos indoors or in low light without the need for a
flash. You can select Auto ISO
sensitivity or select the ISO value manually in 1 EV steps. In addition to Auto
ISO, you can choose from the following ISO settings: 100,
200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200.
Picture Wizard: You can express various emotional moods in
your pictures by selecting one of the Picture Wizard options: Standard, Vivid,
Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, or Classic. Once you have
selected an option, you can further fine tune the color, saturation, sharpness,
Histogram: A histogram is a graph that displays how light is
distributed in your photo. If the histogram has a high peak on the left, your
photos are dark. A peak on the right of the graph means that your photos are
bright. The height of the peaks is related to color information. The more of a
particular color, the taller the peak.
Play, Print, and Edit Features
Quick View: If you enable the Quick View function before capturing an
image, you can view the image you just captured on the camera's LCD monitor for
the set duration of 1, 3, or 5 seconds, Hold or Off.
Image Edit: When playing back photos, you can perform the
- Red-eye Fix: If your subject has red eyes, you can remove the
effect from your photos.
- Backlight: You can brighten the subjects that are darkened by
- Photo Style Selector: You can add various effects to a
image without using image editing software. You can
choose from Normal, Soft, Vivid, Forest, Autumn, Misty, Gloomy, and Classic.
- Resize: You can change the picture resolution to a smaller size
for e-mailing or loading to a website.
- Rotate: The orientation of the image can be changed by rotating
it Left 90, Right 90, 180, Horizontal, or Vertical
- Face Retouch: You can clear up facial imperfections by retouching
the face in one of three levels.
Smart Album: Recorded
content can be categorized by type (picture, video, or voice), date (day), or
date (week), allowing you to easily retrieve them.
Thumbnail Playback: You can view multiple pictures (3, 9, or
20) on the
LCD monitor at once.
Slide Show: Images can be displayed continuously at preset intervals
with various slide-show transition effects
on the camera's LCD monitor. The camera offer pre-recorded background music to
play along with your still image slide show. Intervals between photos can be set
to 1, 3, 5, or 10 seconds. You can select all photos to display in the slide
show, or only photos from a specific date, or individually selected images.
Image Zoom: A single image can be zoomed in up to 7.2x (based on
image size) for a closer look. Once the image is zoomed in, you can pan through
different areas of the image.
Movie Playback: You can playback a movie clip on the
camera's LCD monitor. The camera offers basic playback functions such as
Play/Pause, Fast Rewind, Fast Forward, and Volume Control.
Movie Clip Capture: You can capture still images from a recorded movie
clip. The captured movie clip file will be saved as the same size as the
original movie clip (1280 x 720, 640 x 480, or 320 x 240).
Deleting Images: Images can be deleted one at a time, in a
pre-selected group, or all at once.
Protecting Images: This is used to protect specific shots from being
Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The NX10 conforms to "Exif Print," a
worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white
balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is
captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information
to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the
time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer
to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even
better than the originals.
DPOF (1.1) Transfer Order: You can use the camera to specify
settings for images that you wish to download to a computer. The settings used
on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards.
PictBridge (1.0) Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
AV/USB Proprietary Output: The Samsung
NX10 features a single
proprietary port which allows you to connect the camera to your computer via
USB cable. The same output can be used to connect the
camera to your TV via the optional "Type 2" A/V cable (CB08A12). The TV output can be
set to NTSC or PAL.
HDMI: The NX10 has a mini-HDMI (Type C) output, which will allow you to connect the camera to an
HDMI-equipped HDTV for viewing videos or photos in high definition. An
optional mini-HDMI to HDMI cable is
required. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 1080i, 720p, or 480p. The
HDMI connection is HDMI-CEC (Ver 1.3) / Anynet+ compatible, allowing you to
control some camera functions using the remote control from the
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery: The Samsung
NX10 is powered by the BP1310 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. It provides
power for approximately 400 still image shots, 200 minutes of shooting time, or
approximately 130 minutes of video recording. The battery is charged in
approximately 2 hours 30 minutes using the supplied BC1310 battery charger.
Auto Power Off: This function switches the camera off after a set
amount of time (of no operation) in order to prevent unnecessary battery
drainage. The camera can be set to turn off after 0.5, 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 minutes of no
Samsung Software CD-ROM: The NX10 comes with the Samsung Software
CD-ROM Ver.01, which contains the following programs:
- Samsung Master: for editing photos and videos.
- QuickTime Player 7.6: for viewing videos (H.264 (MPEG-4.AVC)
files) on a PC.
- Samsung RAW Converter: for converting RAW files into the desired
file format (JPEG, TIFF)
- Adobe Reader: for viewing the user's manual
Computer Requirements (Windows): To install software to your computer
requires the following:
|OS || |
|CPU || |
Pentium III, 500 MHz or better
(Pentium III, 800 MHz or better recommended)
|RAM ||256 MB or more (512 MB and above recommended) |
|Hard Disk Capacity ||250 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended) |
|Other || |
1024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit color display (24-bit color display recommended)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
|Additional Requirements for
QuickTime Player 7.6 ||
OS: Windows XP SP2 or Vista |
CPU: 512 MB minimum, 1 GB or more recommended
RAM: Pentium 4, 3.2 GHz or higher/AMD Athlon 64FX, 2.6 GHz or
Other: nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT or higher (ATI X-1600 series or
Computer Requirements (Macintosh): When you connect your camera to
a Macintosh computer, the computer will recognize the device automatically.
You can transfer files directly from the camera to the computer without
installing any programs. For QuickTime Player 7.6: the requirements are:
- Mac OS X version 10.4.10 or later
- 1.8 GHz Power Mac G5/1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or higher
- Minimum 256 MB RAM (1 GB and above recommended)
- 64 MB or greater video card